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07/19/2017
...cuisine of a favorite local restaurant can make allergen avoidance difficult. Eating out puts the responsibility of allergen on both the diner and the restaurant staff. Research shows that there is ample opportunity for restaurants to improve their food allergy safety practices. According to the Food and Drug Administration Food Code, the person in charge of an establishment should be knowledgeable of food allergies. We cannot guarantee that all staff will be aware, but that...
04/04/2011
...up for their next sports team and food allergies are apart of your life! Typically the parents take turns providing snacks to all the team players at each game. If your child has a food allergy, a simple solution would be to bring your own allergy-friendly snacks for your child. However, in an effort to help your child feel included and not an outsider, I thought of some other ideas that might help: Coordinate with...
12/24/2015
...Bright yellow signs, tape, and flashing lights might work well to alert folks about a potential hazard situation. However, most children and teenagers would prefer not to be adorned with blatant or obnoxious labeling that draws attention to their allergy situation. Let’s face it though, food allergies are on the rise and many elicit severe reactions. Unexpected medical emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere. Parents aren’t always around when their child encounters an allergy...
10/24/2017
...manufacture dairy- and/or nut-free candies and chocolates. Fill your children’s Halloween bags with fun alternatives to candy. Instead of candies and other edible treats that might cause a food allergy issue, look for fun trinkets and toys your children will enjoy. Kids love temporary tattoos, plastic jewelry, bouncy balls, and fun stickers. (Be sure to watch out for hidden allergens!) Plan your trick-or-treating route ahead of time. Depending on where you live, you may be...
05/30/2016
...Are you looking for a simple and fun activity to share with your family? As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time of the year to pack up a picnic basket and head out with the family. We have a few tips to make sure your picnic will be a walk in the park and allergy-friendly! Keep it simple You don’t have to go far to enjoy eating outside with your family. You...
09/17/2013
...While a lot of kids are picky eaters, children with food allergies have no choice in the matter. Their immune systems’ limit the types of foods they can consume. If your child has food allergies, they are not alone. In fact, according to the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics 1 in every 13 children have been diagnosed with a food allergy. Food allergies can begin at any age and affect all...
03/26/2015
...later in life. Did you know, food allergies that are outgrown may even resurface later in life. It would be great if food allergies were like a Houdini act and we could make them disappear! Sometimes food allergies are a guessing game, but we know of a number of factors that we think influence food allergy longevity and when a child outgrows them. Here are just a few standouts. Influencing factors The Food Culprits There...
10/19/2010
...can provide you and your family with some safe allergy friendly food options. Do Your Research A great resource for ensuring you find chain restaurants with allergy-friendly food options is the internet. Most major chain restaurants have websites where you can view their menus before you visit. This gives you a chance to identify safe options for your little ones with food allergies before you go! Keep in mind that websites may not be updated...
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